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in, in the next half hour. hey, virginia it's 66 headed eastbound you're already slow. from 50 over to 153 that's plus five minutes and that is growing and let's look at some 90s now. video, this is from yesterday. this is the scene out on 95 southbound near -- or after thornburg and this is a tractor- trailer that was on fire as you can see it sparked some brush fires in the area. we're still dealing with this problem this morning. in fact, crews still on the scene this morning taking away lanes as needed. so expect to slowdown. we're not seeing delays anything like this right now and expect to slowdown crossing over thornburg right before route 3. i'll send it back to peggy. >>> at top of the hour here's a look at some of the stories happening today. mid east peace talks come to washington. it's the first face-to-face meeting in two years. >>> ground breaking today for a new home for the national cancer institute. it's off shady grove road in rockville, maryland. eventually it will house 2100 workers. >>> the dramatic candidate for mayor in d.c. take part in a debate today. it's
. thursday of school in northern virginia. not that outside. a little warmer than yesterday. not as refreshing as yesterday morning. short sleeve weather for this afternoon. let's look at the customer numbers. 63 in woodbridge. 68 thaksin no, 66 in reston. 68 in lexington park. 70 degrees downtown. 90 for the high tetris. mostly sunny, scattered clients. los humidity. the average high is 82. -- scattered clouds. lau to lisa baden -- now to lisa baden. >>> beltway travel and interstate travel look good. looks good out to the airport. the focus will be on neighborhood streets. we are very quiet. a good run in the mixing bowl in reston. back to you. >> thank you. >>> today could be the worst traffic they this area has seen in months. courtney robinson is along to 70 -- along 270. >> as we begin to see school buses and many commuters heading to work, we will seek a just and pick up. there's not much you can do. get ready to hit the brakes. >> it is part of living in the city. >> today will be one of forced traffic days in the metro region. people are back to work and back to sc
things are in leesburg, virginia. kristin fisher is live tracking our storm alert. some are seeing rain, others reason. what are you seeing, kristin? >> we are seeing more rain now. it has been stop and start throughout the morning. when i first saw you at 5:00 there was pouring rain and then 5:30 no rain. and now we are in between. if you look at the street light you can see how much rain we are getting right now. nothing too crazy whatsoever but certainly enough to have some sort of an impact on the morning commute if you are heading in to the washington, d.c. area from loudoun county. also take a look at this video that our photographer gregos shot earlier this morning, just outside of dulles airport. you can see the rain is really coming down strong right there. and that's what we have been worried about all morning long is the flash flooding. could that type of rain lead to flash flooding. and here and throughout much of the washington area we are under a flash flood watch until 8:00 this morning. right through the heart of the morning rush. so this is indeed going to continue to b
. it was near 40 in a few locations of western maryland and west virginia. a view from space showing a clear sky. won't have any travel problems. a beautiful travel pattern for today with sunshine. still not very humid. then tomorrow into the upper 80s again. we'll have a front coming through by early afternoon, a small chance of a shower as it does come through. we've have a blustery wind gusting to 25 tomorrow afternoon and cooler weather feeling beautifully dry and comfortable on thursday and friday. ashley, how's the back to school traffic? >> back to school we go. unfortunately we're rapping up most of the issue from yesterday. the red line will open at 5:00 a.m. between takoma and wheaton. the volume is light on the roads but more company than this hour yesterday. the truck scale lanes are open. no trouble spots around the beltway. clean slate this morning. >> ashley, thank you. >>> with the return to work and school for almost everyone in our area now, that means more road congestion on this so-called terrible tuesday. there's our vdot camera, traffic moving along just fine, won't be the
. in virginia, i-395 looks great leaving town, continuing on to southbound 95 in virginia and westbound 66, you don't see that every day at this time. no problems to report so everyone have a great evening. back to you. >> you too, dave. >>> well most students in northern virginia head back to school tomorrow. that includes the city of alexandria, arlington, fairfax, loudoun and prince william counties. fairfax county is the largest school system in the area, with more than 170,000 kids. and some are heading back to construction sites. beechwood elementary in falls church is undergoing a major expansion. the principal said the whole thing will be worth it in the end when they have a brand spanking new facility. for students it's a mixture of anxiety and excitement. >> who is excited? >> i don't have to do football every day. >> so you're tired of football? and you're exciting about homework and reading and writing and math? >> no. >> well hopefully most kids have thur supplies to go for backpacks. but some families waited until the last minute. we found some frustrated shoppers leaving stores e
still a few 50s on the map. mar martinsburg, west virginia, 57. andrews air force base 58. 64 degrees now in la plata, may maryland. a gradual increase in clds will ce our way duri the course of the afternoon. most of us will stay completely dry. there have been a few random rain drops in the panhandle of west virginia and far southern pennsylvania. but on thehole good weather for today. no rain threat for the redskins and the texans. >> good to hear it. thanks, chuck. >>> in our headlines now after almost five months there appears to be good newsfrom the gulf. the deepwater horizon well is almost officially closed. scientists confirm theractured rig is sealed off forever. the end of the leak doesn't mean the end of major problems in the gulf. nbc's jay gray has more now from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: the final pressure test should be over now but there's still no word on sults or if the well has been officially killed. in the final hours on the primary relief well after pumping in 74 barrels of cement and making sure it was set there was a sense of confidence and pride.
and 66 in virginia heating up. 395 in good stead from the belt way to the 14th street bridge. southbound on 270, more neighbors in the roads. if nothing between the american legion bridge and the wilson bridge on the maryland side. looks good through cheverly. 95, baltimore washington parkway quiet. route 4 and route 5, a bus is rolling out. let's show you the approach into a germantown, 270 looks good qasab carolee boulevard -- looks good at father hurley. >>> courtney robinson is live along 270 in rockville. >> traffic is picking up. we have seen quite a few cars on the roads. if things will get worse as more kids go back to school and workers go back to work. get ready to hit the bricks and the gridlock. >> it is part of living in the city. >> today is expected to be one of the worst traffic delays in the metro region. back from vacation. >> terrible traffic tuesday was the name coined to describe the absolute worst gridlock in months, the day after labor day. a day of reckoning for motorists, for kids going back to school. >> the traffic nightmare will only get worse because many co
88 to the live camera out there. coming from that part of virginia in to dc. volume is picking up. good morning on the outer loop we are seeing volume building between university and georgia by all lanes remain open. route 4, route 5 and 30 in maryland lacking good no incidents or accidents to report. an in dc inbound new york avenue is filling out between bladensburg and the times building. >>> here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama heads to fairfax, virginia this afternoon he will meet with a family there. he will lead a discussion on the economy. the man accused of trying to employee up an international flight last christmas goes back to court. a judge is expected to set a trial date. defense lawyers are trying to reach a plea feel. >>> a new traffic pattern is in place on the 14th street bridge. the left most lane is closed. this is part of ongoing work on the bridge. expect it to be in place for eight weeks. >>> also happening today, a lot of people will be wearing that purr gundy and gold. maybe you should throw some on, too, to sell operate the redski
. in virginia, 395, you are still slow. plus five minutes soar to make it from edsall to the seminary exit and we will wrap it up in northeast dc. i give you inbound new york avenue where it looks like we are below speed from the washington times building toward bladensburg road. that's the traffic. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama travels to cleveland to lay out his latest economic plan. it involves $180 billion in spending and business tax cuts. mr. obama will argue against extending president bush's income tax peak for the wealthy. today b.p. releases its findings in to the deep water horizon oil spill. the internal investigation was done by b.p.'s safety and operations division. the explosion killed 11 people and spilled 5 million-barrels of oil. >>> today virginia governor bob mcdonnell unveils a new tax plan. it would add a charge to alcoholic drinks at bars an restaurants. it is part of his plan to sell off the state-run abc stores. >>> a ruling on holiday displays at government buildings in loudoun county. we hav
. construction already complete in triangle. northbound traffic is good. southbound in virginia there is a minor crash on the left side with traffic getting by unscathed to the right. nothing in and out of baltimore. traffic is good on the beltway. back to the news desk. >> of course our top story this morning, hurricane earl starting to make its way up the east coast now. the storm's wrath is now being felt in southeastern virginia. there is flooding in the outer banks. authorities will be out to check for any major damage. the beaches in ocean city, maryland have been closed. >> adam caskey continues our team coverage. good morning, adam. any problems yet out there? >> no real issues out here yet in ocean city. the weather is slowly deteriorating but it really is not that bad. it is clocking sustained winds, a little over 10-mile-per-hour with gusts a little in excess of 15-mile-per-hour. i'm steadily seeing those gusts slowly but surely increase as they have all night. the conditions slowly deteriorate. here is a look at the hurricane. it is 80 miles east-southeast of cape hateras reduced to
the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a suspect in two stabbings and hammer attack in leesburg, virginia. his attorneys expect prosecutors to charge his client with at least one murder and three to four attempted murder charges. >>> a virginia w
-food restaurants. police believe all five 06 these northern virginia businesses were targets of the same robber. a similar method was used in each holdup. >> reporter: this armed robber has struck five businesses since late july. three of them have been haircuttery salons. police say the surveillance video shows a serial armed robber purling a knife while 408ding up a haircuttery salon. he swiped money from cash registers at businesses in fairfax and always string between late morning and early aftnoon. >> we're working closely with the county detectives on this because he, obviously, sees no jurisdictional boundaries so neither can we. >> reporter: pice say the robber started the crime spree on july 26th when he held up a cash 'n carry on lee jackson memorial highway and struck again on september 6th at this kfc/taco bell restaurant. he then hit three haircutteres in fairfax county on september 12th and 14th. >> the frequency increased. the first case was more than a month ago and now he see to be doing it within a matter of days. that concerns us. >> reporter: in each case, the robber brandis
those yellowish areas, that's eight to ten inches southern maryland through eastern virginia and the eastern shore. tremendous rains ahead. if you can stay home today do i. devon lucie is in with me and will join us later. right now we throw it over to angie goff. >> getting worse. >> yes. yes. >> let's talk about the tieups we have been tracking since early on. avoid the flooded roadways. proceed with caution. any intersections that you are approaching this morning. this is a big tieup we have been watching all morning. not this plea immediate area. 70 eastbound is closed between the river bridge and 29 columbia pike. traffic is being diverted on to columbia pike and from there the way to get around this until 8 a.m. so pretty much throughout the morning rush is to take 840 or 99. move it outside to 270. things are filling out early. a good amount of volume around germantown road an then we will see more delays than usual given that heavy rain that we will be seeing throughout all morning. let's take you over to the maps again. chevy chase. this is another problem spot. a wa
virginia start the new school year. >> it will be a nice day to go back to school. it will be a little warm if them as the day heads on. >> but during the morning hours when you are heading to school, not bad at all. temperatures in the 60s for the most part. 70degrees right now in washington. let's take a look at the current conditions being reported at reagan national where the report is 70 degrees. relative humidity is at 73%. winds out of the south at 10 miles per hour. barometric pressure is on the rise. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. and things look good. we'll see a lot of clear sky this morning. couple of clouds here and there but for the most part, sunshine and not just this morning but through date i today as well. mostly sunny conditions. this will be the 1th day in a row in our area without any measurable rainfall. here is your forecast for today a lot of sunshine today, a little bit warmer than it was yesterday and certainly temperatures above normal. that's a look at the weather. more coming up in a little bit. >> let's get a check of traffic
it moving the next check is 495 in virginia watching the congestion build around the braddock road area up to 66 you are fine. what you are looking at here is 270. heading southbound you have volume between germantown road to 370. on the outer loop, you are looking at plus seven minutes make it from new hampshire to georgia. no incidents or accidents or along the way. and finally wrap with a map. route 4, branch avenue, crane highway, watching volume pick up. no major problems to report in these neck of the woods. it is 6:01. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. it is back to school today in northern virginia. a dozen districts return including fairfax, arlington, louden and prince william counties. we will have a live report from vienna in four minutes. >> the former jetblue flight attendant who made national headlines last month heads to court. steven slater told off passengers, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington coul
take you to the beltway, we stay in virginia. no real problems from 95 past 86 making your way up to the american legion bridge. let's move it next to maryland. didn't forget about you. tracking the 270 trip. everything is clear past father hurley to the split. and we will wrap with a look at the maps. 95 and the bw parkway, nice clean and green. you are okay making your way to 495. that's the traffic. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> well, today is the day all public school students in the dc area will hear the school bell ringing. most northern virginia systems start their 2010/2011 school year today. they are alexandria, arlington, fairfax, falls church, fredericksburg, king george, loudoun, manassas city, manassas park, orange, prince william and warren counties. now the biggest of these in our area is fairfax county with its 170,000 students, and that means many families are trying out their school routines for the first time this morning. kristin fisher is live at james madison high school in vienna, virginia with more. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. you kno
the westbound freeway and into virginia, stalled vehicles, there's an accident after main avenue, and i will show you the crash near the exit for 110, southbound on 395, notice the accident, traffic getting guide to the left. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that may have been left behind by and gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. he was shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe this morning, but there are still many questions. brianne carter is not the discovery channel headquarters in downtown silver spring. good morning, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a sho
for a bus early this morning in northern virginia. >>> the price of a cocktail could soon go up in virginia. governor bob mcdonald is expected to unveil a plan to impose a new tax on bars and restaurants. >>> the debate over today. the loudoun county board of supervisors are expected to vote on whether to allow religious displays outside the courthouse. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, september 8th, 2010. right now, police are on the lookout for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in fairfax county. the 23-year-old was attacked just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this
of virginia. eastern shore near 60. out in the mountains near 50 this morning. large area of high pressure holding forth giving us another dry day with plenty of sunshine and should be a bit hotter too. afternoon highs in the upper 80s. more of the same tomorrow. a front coming through midday with clouds and giving us a small chance of a shower and blustery wind. we'll cool down thursday and friday. highs 70s with sunshine. ashley, how's the traffic now? >> good morning, jumping into virginia, taking a look at 66 in the eastbound direction, this is the pace past route 50 all the way to the beltway. you're in the clear. through falls church heading through arlington, clean bill of health as well. all is quiet through college park making the trip towards the silver spring area. lanes are open and 95 also getting off -- volume is on the increase at this early hour but still at the posted speed limit for the remainder of your troop 395 and into the freeway. back to you. >>> summer vacation is finally over this morning for hundreds of thousands of children in our area students in several counti
viewing area. it does include the metro area in parts of virginia and maryland. so let's go to the doppler 7 radar. the temperatures shown in yellow. notice the yellow and the red on the radar? the very heavy rainfall clipping fairfax county. it is going to cross over the potomac and into frederick county and then hagerstown as well momentarily this morning. otherwise, a few spotty, light showers going on the high temperature about 83, becoming less humid. we'll dry out and have a fair amount of sunshine. more rainfall later this week. >> while you were sleeping there was a crash on the interloop ramp to eisenhower avenue. they are out there now repairing the guardrail so you'll mind exit ramp closed for the next 10-15 minutes. you'll find everything in your favor on the greenway, route 29 and even 270. not bad. more to come on the traffic side. we'll have the latest information from metro rail. last we heard, first trains in normal service. >> our top story now, a 2-year-old boy fighting for his life after accidentally shooting himself in the chest. and now two teenagers are facing charge
with assault and intent to murder. he's a suspect in two stabbings and a hammer attack in northern virginia and another stabbing in ohio. >>> a tragic accident appears to have taken the life of a 17-month-old boy in silver spring, maryland. police say he died after getting entangledn a drapery call. a historical call from the child's mother brought rescuers to the apartment yesterday morning. the child somehow got oust his crib and got his neck caught in the window cord. officials prformed cpr and rushed him to hospital where he was pronounced dead. there are no signs of foul play. they are looking into this tragedy as an accidental death. >>> police in prince george's county maryland said the shooting death of a hyattsville teenager may have been gang-related. medics found the boy shot in a park on nicholson street and rushed him to the hospital where he died. so far no arrests. >>> police have now released th 911 calls made by people who witnessed the shooting and standoff inside johns hopkins university hospital. >> the shooting -- >> we had a shooting on the floor. >> do you know how ma
, darcy spencer, news 4 today. ♪ amazing grace >> in lorton, virginia, a community is mourning the lo of a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. neighbors held a candlelight vigil for she and her so, solomon and alfonso. they died of smoke inhalation and burns after their home caught fire on wednesday. the children were 3 and 5 years old. their gndmother said she appreciated the community support. >> i have lived here for three years and haven't even seen this many people. for all of them to come out of their doors and support us not even knowing who we are, i am really, really loving it. i just thank god tt all of them. >> investigators are trying to determine what started the fire. three other children and a man escaped from the burning townhouse>>> a congregation near atlanta is anxiousl awaiting word from their bishop this morning, expected to address allegations that he lured four young men into sexual relationships. this is videoof h 8:00 service an hour ago near atlanta. it does not show the bishop's arrival on stage. lauits by four men claim lang pushed
doppler indicated warnings earlier. many to southeastern virginia and eastern north carolina. i think we will see more tornado warnings as we go in to mid to late morning ands for a the rain potential, still storm total four to five inches. locally eight plus to the south and east. it is 6:02. >>> angie? >> a couple of problems out there. specifically we know that heavy rains caused a lot of issues for tractor-trailer drivers and we have a jackknifed one on the inner loop. and this is what it is causing. a big stackup approaching old georgetown road. that's where the scene is and the stack up starts at river road and it is growing. on the outer loop, no incidents or accidents. from university over to georgia a good amount of congestion is building. take it to the maps. 70 eastbound. another traffic is overturned in this area has all eastbound lanes closed. drivers being forced to use that exit 87 to get on to 29 and from there they can hop on to route 40 or 99 to get around it throughout the morning rush because it looks like officials will be out there until at least 8:00 this morning.
>>> gunfire shatters the quiet in one peaceful northern virginia enabled. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kmberly suiters. >>> a quick check on our forecast with chuck belthis morning. a little warmer now than compared to yesterday, right, chuck? >> very much so. tht's the story -- why is my brain not working already? >> let's start over. hi, i'm kimberly. >> that story will be repeated for many hours thrghout the day. on the whole a couple degrees warmer today than yesterday. you're going to notice the change as we go rough the rest of the afternoon all ahead of a weather front which promises to bring the return of some sligh ly cooler temperatures back into the area pour tomorrow. right now, though, temperature 63 downtown. there are cool spots on the map out into fairfax an loudoun county. temperatures in the low 50s this morning. even a few upper 40s in the sheltered most valleys up to the panhandle of west virginia even upper montgomery county. there might be a couple of 4s on the map. generally speaking we're going to have a pleasant day today. there are extra c
in prison. that case is prompting changes at virginia dmv. bob mcdonnell has ordered that agency to stop accepting federal identification cards as proof of residence. martinelli montano used such a card to get an i.d. >>> a northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a couple who owned a business many thought was the heart and soul of the community. the owners of nichols hardware store died in a car accident. jane watrel has their story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grips with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here
in this case sometime soon. in largo,darcy spencer, "news4 today." >>> a vigil will be held in lorton, virginia tonight to remember a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. 4 yeerld alean anderson and her sons suffered from smoke inhalation and burns. the children were 3 and 5 years old. a neighbor believes candles started the blaze since the townhouse didn't have electricity. it will take place near the family's home. >>> the investigation continues in manassas as officials try to figure out what cause ad massive fi that destroyed several homes thursday. fast-moving flames destroyed three houses and damaged five who are. some sidents are critical of the home's construction but fire officials that investigated there say there were no structural violations. >> when they were building them, these things are just too close together. >> my husband told me, no, the houses are too close together. >> ese houses were built exactly according to code at the time that they were built. >> sprinklers and reinforced fire walls were built there. >>>obberies across fairfax county have be
to mid-80s. northwest winds ten to 120. southern areas, down in parts of virginia, maybe southern maryland that cud get closer to 85. 53 to 63 tonight with clear to partly cloudy sky and a west wind at 5:00 and the west wind 7:18. i want to talk about the dew points the dry air that's around with dew points in the 40s to upper 50s. don't have a lot of moisture to work with. when the front comes through, it doesn't have a lot to work with. some showers off to the north in new jersey, new england. all we are seeing are high clouds streaming in from the midwest with temperatures in and around the metro. now down to 57 in reston. fairfax is 85. springfield is 62. portion county, brandywine, 60. andrews 61. columbia 60. crofton 59. montgomery county pair of 60s from gaithersburg and rockville. 65 national. dew point of 59. the winds light out of the south southwest at five and a few high clouds around. we'll expand the picture and you can see the clouds streaming in from the midwest with dying showers moving in to illinois. low pressure will perform in the midwest and head this way. a
of their homes. it happened last night in manassas, virginia. this fire spread quickly between close-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for
to the capital beltway this morning. a series of accidents, virginia state police have been racing tao all morning long. quickly out to the rails, metrorail's having a good morning. vre not so much fredericksburg 302 is delayed, manassas 322 and 324. m.a.r.c. looking good at the moment. >>> roads are extremely slick this morning. if they're even passable at all. tracee wilkins is live along the beltway near bradley boulevard in bethesda with more on this serious accident this morning. >> reporr: good morning, eun. we're going to show you what it looks like on the inner loop of the beltway heading toward wisconsin avenue. major, major backup. we're told that a truck has jackknifed right up the road here. and as a result of that, all of the lanes are closed. traffic is getting by on the left-hand shoulder. not even a real wlan at this point. there is a fuel spill here up the road so they're dealing with all of this, trying to get it cleaned up, waiting for a tow truck to come so they can get that truck out of the adway. they're going to move it over to the right and tow it out as soon as the
, if not dangerous out there. so heads up for 270. let's go to northern virginia, interstate 66, inbound, i'll step out of the way. the picture tells the story, because it is just coming down in buckets out there right now. now we do have word of an accident in maryland. 95 southbound near ruth 212, calvert and beltsville exit. rescue crews should be on the scene. back to virginia, 95 northbound between triangle andunn fries, tractor trailer accident. i-70 remains blocked before you get to baltimore, eastbound because of an accident involving a truck. hopefully that will be reopened according to police maybe in the next hour. but again, that's the story of the morning. joe? >> jerry, thank you very much. a lot of folks in the district are prepared for severe weather. the d.c. department of public works handed out some sandbags yesterday in southeast washington. this move is to help keep homes and businesses from flooding in low-lying areas. d.c. officials remind people to stay away from fallen wires, call 311 forany downed trees or rge limbs causing damage or blocking roadways and sidewalks. >>> as
they were rescued. this is greg. he is in northern virginia bringing us the story of the swift-water rescue. maybe it was dark at the time they were in there. if you cannot see the road, turn around. look how high that was up to the door? >> this water cut the engine out. it takes two feet of rushing water to push a car off the road. 6" of rushing water can knock you down. this is where greg is located in annandale. we have other scenes like this, i'm sure, where you have streams and creeks. you can see on the left area where the waves from the rushing water lapping at the shore line as the creek is expanding as the rushing waters were flowing downhill. >> look at that picture and make sure you don't replicate it. we don't want to hear anymore swift-water rescues because you did not follow the rule. turn around, don't drown. >> we will see more streams and creeks that will become impassible during the morning hours. especially during the afternoon. i still think we have another 5- to-8 hours of moderate-to-heavy rainfall. this is streaming off the atlantic. that red box is a tornado watch.
're 77 downtown. 77 up in the panhandle of west virginia. 75 in quantico. that band of light rain showers is fallingapart as it comes out of the mountains. not much of a rain threat here in washington. ahead of the cold front, one more really warm da today with temperatures up close to 90 degrees. florida international, the panthers are coming up to college park to take on the terrapins today. 85 degrees at noon in college park. ood weather for the maryland game. >>> in our headlines we're following brking news out of prince george's county. that is where three people have been shot. this happened in the 5,500 block of livingston terrace in oxon hill. we still don't know the condition of any of the victims. we don't know their identities either or whether police have any suspects at this point. >>> happening today the man charged with the murder of a southeast woman will be in court soon. the 2-year-old david sams will be in court. he's a rapper and being charged with secondegree murder in the shooting death of hley mccray a week ago. last night dozens of people gathered to remember ashle
the official cause of this fire. we're live tonight in lorton, virginia. backstudio. >> all right. >>> a navy seal with ties to our area has been kild in the war in afghanistan. >> there are more revelations about a white house battle over the war's exit strategy. we begin with jane watrel. >> reporter: the silver spring native was o of nine service members killed in ablack hawk crash on tuesday. lieutenant looney was a navy seal and a 2007 graduate of the naval academy. he was in nation special war fafrl he was always 1999 graduat of dematha catholic high school where he played football. he switched to lacrosse a navy and played on that team with his two brothers. and he was a standout. this afternoon, his high school footll coach told news4, he was devastated by the news of his death. he was scheduled to return to dematha to talk to students there. >> he was a great student athlete. three years on the varsity football team. a two-year starter. a senior, his co-captain. the type of young man who would do anything you asked him to do and then some. he was always trying to do the right thing a
college park. if you're travelin out of virginia, 95 northbound, on and off the bridge to rton. back to you. >> thanks very much, ashley. >>> to breaking news, a report of a shooting on capitol hill. let's go right to news 4. elaine has the latest. good morning. >> good morning. this happened between 5:00 and 5:30 this morning located at second and c street southwest. this is located right next to the department of health and human services. one block from the rayburn house office building and near the united states botanical garden. busy area this time of morning. you really go one or two blocks either way you'll run into row houses where people live. a lot of walkers and runners in that area as it's located close to the mall. again, we're not really sure what transpired. we just heard of shots fired in that area just after 5:00 this morning. we're still working on getting some information. but as you heard ashley say, there are some streets in that area closed off because of this situation. again, this is c and second street southwest right ne the capitol near health and human serv
the mountains of western maryland, west virginia and many locations are just near 60. away from the waters on the eastern shore in the upper 60s. right around virginia tide water and southeastern virginia, low 70s. and over the last 12 hours we had those evening thundershowers coming through. but have now dissipated. we have a few clouds drifting in from the rest. afternoon highs climbing into the low and mid 90s. going to be uncomfortably warm or a few hours midafternoon like yesterday. more of the same tomorrow although less humid on friday. tomorrow's record high is 94. so we may be tying it or exceeding it tomorrow afternoon. then cooler for the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> doing pretty well. just a story of vome as you take a live look through vienna along interstate 66. eastbound traffic as you head on in looking good. westbound, also moving along well. no early hang-ups to report. let's hea over and take a look. elsewhere the rush hour picking up a bit of vome both ways at the american legion brie. just a little volume. no concerns,270 also moving very, very well. let's upd
, west virginia this morning, weatherwatchers reporting it in the 50s to near 60 there. and around virginia's tide water and the lower eastern shore in the upper 60s. over the last 12 hours the storms have dissipated and a weak area of high pressure holding for us from maine down to georgia. and we'll have this dry pattern, and the excessive heat continuing tay and tomorrow. now today's record is 98. we probably won't be near that. but likely near or perhaps exceed the record tomorrow, which is at 94. and then on saturday, a dry front coming through, we'll usher in a shift in our wind. that will bring in some cooler air om the north and winds shift into the east on sunay with some clouds rolling in. small chance of a shower and much cooler. >> time to take a live look at this hour on the maryland side. capitol beltway near route four. pretty quiet, just down the road on the beltway, route 5 on the inner loop, wo offant accident where authorities are headed over right now. pop over to virginia, right now on the capital beltway, just off the springfield interchange we're okay. this i
there in virginia. so definitely not quite fall yet but we could still be visited by summer as tony struggles just to come back with us. >> after the hot yoga session. >> happy to be back. good morning, everybody. a fine forecast today. we'll see warmer temperatures today than we've seen during last couple of days but not a bad day for the first day of school for those who were remaining at summer vacation. it is all over today, folks. let's take a look at what is happening out there. we'll start with the current conditions. little 70 degrees in the d.c. area at reagan national. satellite-radar picture, we've got mostly clear skies across the region at this hour. high pressure kind of controlling thing this is morning. there will be a couple of clouds here and there but we'll see mostly sunny skies during the course of the day today and as said, a warm-up for today. your planner looks like this. plenty of sunshine today, highs around 90 degrees or so. looking for a high in the upper 80s to 90 degrees. not bad at all for your tuesday, september 7th. we'll have more on the forecast coming up in just
in virginia, everything is okay here between both loops as you make your way between 95 past annandale to 66 continuing to the american legion. in maryland the outer loop is checking out in good shape from 95 over to 270 and back to the maps, we want to tell you about in the district we have a fire going on. the situation with crews on the scene responding happened early this morning. here are the live conditions and looks like the road is blocked off at 16th street and northwest. closed between somerset place and tuckerman street. back to you. we start with breaking news. just over an hour ago, firefighters rushed to the scene where eight people were injured in an apartment fire. 9 news now reporter lindsey mastis live from northwest washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. that's right. eight people were injured and taken to the hospital. two people are in critical condition. the firefighters say there's another three dozen people that may need to be transported to the hospital. they say the fire started in a common area on the fifth floor. i talked to one wit
. >> maryland looks great, virginia, too. the entire region. run through the numbers for you. these are for maryland and numbers will get cooler in to tomorrow. but what a great way to start the day. start in the 40s in garrett county and deep creek lake. you can see how the numbers improve somewhat. i think we will be struggling in more to see an 80-degree mark. it is possible. one or two may be with us but the numbers are fantastic. as with look at the next couple of days, tomorrow will be even a couple of degrees cooler than today. and we have sunshine to boot. absolutely delightful. angie, how about the maryland roads? >> a traffic alert that comes from upper marlboro. thank you, tom. right now the report of the accident is at ritchie-marlboro road. please be careful heading that way. now live to colesville road where it meets university. tracking the head lates. they are moving at speed. and here's 355 and shady grove. lanes are open for business at this intersection here. it is 6:10. 9 news now will be back after these messages. you could switch for great gas mileage or
, hagersto hagerstown. chilly morning in the 40s in the valley. fog western maryland, west virginia. over the fog the sky is beginning to clear out. as the day progresses the fog will dissipate. increasing sunshine. mostly sunny for the primary election day tomorrow. on wednesday, again, up near 80 with sunshine, low humidity. could get more much needed rain on thursday. jerry, how is the monday commute now? >> watch out for the fog. but certainly not an issue in town. a new traffic pattern to tell you about. 395 north bound, 14th street bridge. far left lane is taken away. this is i think the fifth phase. it's the left lane closed up. veer a little bit to the right. you can exit to the g.w. parkway. you start to lose the left lane. three lanes will get you by. everybody is doing it within fine fashion. see if that's the case elsewhere this morning. making a trip along 66. tom mentioned the fog. saw some out in manassas. a truck dumped a bunch of gravel. how are we doing on the rail? fine. two delays, camden 841 and 843. under ten minutes each. joe? >> all right. jerry, thanks so much. >>
fine. nice quiet commute out of frederick past 121 to the split. our next stop moves us to virginia. 66 eastbound. everyone is fine this way. moving at speed. moving to the maps the beltway in virginia, drivers are okay from the wilson bridge past 95, past brad took to 66. 395 lanes are wide open past duke street to inside the beltway. finally we will call it a wrap in northeast dc. everyone is moving. there's just a few drivers out here on inbound new york avenue past bladensburg road. back to you. >>> we have a commuter alert for riders who take the red line to work. metro's tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont are scheduled to reopen in 30 minutes. the stations were shut down during the holiday weekend so workers could replace track, rail switches and new tunnel safety lights. new heater tape was also installed to help rail conditions during the winter. >>> it's back to work this morning for discovery channel employees nearly a week after a deadly standoff. last wednesday, police say james lee walked in to the silver spring building and fired as by toll sparking t
in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. 58 at national airport. near the bay, 60. elsewhere, 50s and 40s throughout much of the region. mountains, 40s. western maryland, west virginia, eastern shore, low 50s. we have a clear sky, bright, full moon competing with very bright jupiter. this was tak by one of our viewers last night. david took this of jupiter and its moons. we're closer to jupit that we will be until the year 2022. later today, bright sun. afternoon highs near 80 degrees. 90 on wednesday, thursday, friday. chance of showers on thursday. jerry, how is the traffic? >> a little sampling on the capital beltway headed toward the american legion bridge. outer loop, inner loop, both directions moving along nicely. suth of town, wilson bridge, outer loop in alexandria doing fine, as is the inner on loop. looksike we're doing okay. eun? >> jerry, thank you. this morning the search is on for what happened to a man found dead blocks from the u.s. capitol. csx workers found a man's body on the tracks near second street and east street late last night. police say the body may have been o
attacks, five of them deadly. stretching all the way from michigan to leesburg, virginia. he could face life in prison without parole. >>> is wrestling coach in fairfax county is accused of possessing child pornography. he was taken into custody after being involved in a traffic accident. he now faces 10 counts of possessing child pornography. he works as a wrestling official, and judging middle and high school matches in the region. >>> we had a major traffic alert. the traffic situation is about to get worse in the already congested tyson's corner area. fairfax county bureau chief is there life and will explain what is going on. >> this is one of the biggest injunctions in all of northern virginia. now it has changed today. a lot of people are trying to get used to it. instead of going down a major road, they are taking a road that looks like an accent. when it comes to doing business in tyson's corner these days, it is all about what the time saved. they are rerouting traffic. >> if you want to go southern, you have to time where you want to go and allow time. >> making deliveries ar
central virginia. in a few hours we will start to see a lull. we are not done with the rain yet. the tropical connection going to the atlantic and looks like another wave may be forming so that more rain could be tonight in to tomorrow. and with all of the rain we have had, the light greene county, the entire metro region, southern maryland, culpeper, up to pennsylvania, the northern neck, all under flood warnings at this hour. many of these go through mid afternoon and may be extended beyond that because there's more rain out there. tracking live doppler 9000 hd in is chief meteorologist topper shutt. >> thank you, hb. we are not done yet. you have to go back to floyd to see the totals east of town and some of us that remember agnes in ' 72 where we had a foot of rain across the area. start with live doppler and talk about the totals. the bull's eye has been east of town. eight inches to the south. ten inches, unbelievable totals even inland a little bit we are talking five and three inches. everyone has received at least two or three inches of rain with this system. and as how
that was the forerunner to fox television. he donated tens of millions of dollars though the university of virginia and the library of congress. he was 95 years old. >>> democrats in richmond say they have reservations about governor mcdonnell's plan to privatize liquor sales. the republican leader wants to sell the state's 332 abc stores then the commonwealth will auction off 1,000 liquor licenses. plans call for the profits to go to highway projects in the old dominion. >> i have always been sort of a -- sort of favoring privatizing wherever it can be done but it has to say money and turn those funds back to the community and i'm not sure i see how they will happen yet but this that is what will happen i think it is a good idea. >> he dropped the plan to tax alcohol drinks in restaurants and bars. >>> coming up ahead on 9 news now, the plan to burn the koran is sparking outrage among muslims the world over. >>> cnn reveals its choice to replace larry king. we will have those stories and more when we come back. >>> president obama is calling on a florida minister to cancel his plans to burn the ko
across southwestern and south central virginia but you can see on the satellite loop they're defini definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thur
in the eastern sky. in the mountains, western maryland and west virginia, many locations chilly, near 50 there. high pressure over the region giving us plenty of sunshine today and a southerly breeze should warm us into the upper 80s by mid afternoon. not very humid. tomorrow, partly cloudy, midday clouds might produce a passing shower and blustery afternoon wind and cooler weather thursday and friday as the sun returns. ashley, how's the tuesday traffic now? >> i come bearing good news out of virginia. the beltway is wide open heading up towards 50 and 66. along 95, you do have company as you make your way leaving the prince william parkway towards route 1 seems to be the worse of it. this is the pace and the headlights may throw you off, they are at the posted speed limit there's a lot of drivers there. 270 southbound is starting to stack up, not terrible but definitely slow from 109 to the truck scales and after that, no problems. around the beltway, we are rolling problem free right now at the posted speed limit. no big problems there, you are flying, of course at the speed limit. craig an
, unfortunately things have gotten ugly very quickly on the beltway in virginia. live pictes of the inner loop beginning at route 50, arlington boulevard. it is at a stand still. multicar crash inner loop of the beltway just above i6. right side of the roadway and left side of the roadway are blocked. not only will i affect traffic to the beltway, it will jam things up on 66 trying to get on to or beyond 495. so heads-up for that. we'll keep you updated. southeast still dealing with the accident, pennsylvania and branch avenues. very little traff getting by at this hour. but the progresss being made. we'll keep a watch on that. out to the rails we go. met metro, vre, camden, 6 minutes behind schedule. >> thanks very much. a developing story in afghanistan. nine service members were killed in a helicopter crash. nato says two others were killed in the crash including a u.s. tizen. an official says the chopper went down in northwestern afghanistan. the cause of the crash is being investigated but nato says there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. e deaths bring the number of internationa
have temperatures in the western regions in the 50s in western maryland, west virginia. on the bay, on the eastern shore, around 60 degrees. right near the waters i's in the mid and upper 60s. he view from space showing a mostly clear sky. a few clouds producing showers in eastern kentucky. that is a little bitf a disturbance that may be drifting up into the shenandoah valley. east of the blue ridge, sunset, and metro area perhaps this evening. and otherwise we'llust have a few clouds coming through with highs near 90 today. near 90 on thursday. e'll repeat this on friday. a mini heat wave as we say good-bye to summer, hello autumn. it should cool down as we get to the weekend. saturday highs in the mid-80s. morning lows in the 60s. cooler on sunday in the next week. jerry, how is the traffic? >> doing fine sofr this morning. overnight road work has been picked up. travel lanes open. relatively light to moderate volume. that is good news. northbound movg along well. 395 to 14th street bridge, a little hard to tell this early morning. lanes are open. that's the g.w. parkway under 3
the radar is showing the heaviest rains. one band is moving through the panhandle of west virginia. another one coming into western fairfax county, north-northeast. there may be some brief, gusty winds associated with that. elsewhere getting light to modate along the western shores of the bay. temperatures in the region are 60s, low 70s. we have to get sun back with highs near 80. there is a risk of strong storms this afternoon. increasing clouds tomorrow. rain likely into thursday. dry friday, into the weekend. >> tom, live look this hour into town. south apital, douglas bridge looking good. earlier accident on the douglas bridge cleared. no delays. pennsylvania avenue looks good. 11th street bridge very quiet this morning thus far. let's see how we're doing. picking up a little volume on the american leej bridge from maryland perspective. there's the outer look. there's the inner look. right now from tyson's corner around the bend both directions moving along pretty well. >> jerry, thank you. >>> 6:12. 71 degrees. a scare in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> also ahead, one of president obama's
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